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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 - 12:46
Beatles drummer receives knighthood (Photos)
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Beatles drummer Ringo Starr has been knighted for his services to music.

The Duke of Cambridge bestowed the honour on the Liverpool-born star at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

The honour comes 53 years after the Beatles were all awarded 'The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' (the MBE) - and Starr said he had missed his bandmates' companionship this time round.

"I was a bit shaky today on my own," he said.

He arrived at the investiture with his wife, Barbara Bach, offering his trademark peace sign for fans and photographers.

Asked whether he wanted to be known as Sir Ringo, the musician, whose real name is Richard Starkey, replied: "I don't know yet. It's new and I don't know how you use it properly."

The 77-year-old added he knew exactly what he'd do with his medal.

"I'll be wearing it at breakfast," he joked.

Ringo Starr is knighted by Prince William on March 20, 2017 at Buckingham Palace.

Prince William and Ringo Starr

Ringo Starr

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